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  • Originally posted by kcrubin View Post
    Go Dawgs! Sorry, I couldn’t take it anymore...
    DAWGS ON TOP!
    had to join....
    I am I’m Atlanta boarding to go to Greenville! I am choosing to remain positive and optimistic

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    • I am most concerned about the lack of gas and water in the area. I have family in Greenville, Charlotte, and Asheville. Gas is hit or miss at most gas stations. Water is no where to be found (bottled). Traffic is apparently insane in these areas, because that is where evacuees go!

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      • Originally posted by findeight View Post
        Even if they only get 3-6” of rain and 20mph winds, that is the rural South, largely undeveloped and with sketchy infrastructure and not much money to run it.. Have concerns about the local power grid and availability of gas if there’s any flooding or downed trees on those roads. Not exactly on an Interstate and those staying at hotels miles from the grounds might face challenges.

        When you got over a million folks fleeing inland to family, hotels and campgrounds, never underestimate the shortages it can create in bone dry areas far from the storm. Even if there’s a big box store and modern supermarket they can’t get the merchandise if the trucks cant get to them or get diesel. Transporting the equine athletes is giving me pause as well.

        Has Mr B offered any assets to help with the situation? Seems inappropriate to sit sipping the bubbly in the VIP tent while the other end of the state he operates in goes under the gun. There’s a favorable PR opportunity as well as offer actual help here if he cares.
        Have you actually set foot out at the TIEC? It's located ON Interstate 74, which is a major, MODERN highway. It connects into I-85, which is a major interstate. North Carolina is a modern state with the 10th largest economy in the nation. We have competent people like the National Guard, NCDOT and local DOT's. The state has plenty of money for a disaster. The local power grid is modern - Duke Energy HQ is an hour away (by interstate even!). Most of the hotels are on that same interstate! Now yes, if you are staying at a resort or in a bed and breakfast you might be in trouble.

        The region is also a major hub for trucking on the eastern seaboard; it's a distribution center that links the ports by rail to one of the most connected airports in the world. Therefore our supply of gas and diesel is not somehow subpar.

        I'm not saying a hurricane is a good thing, but the people of that area and the infrastructure are as good as any to handle a disaster, especially given the exact location of TIEC on an interstate.

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        • I will repeat a question I asked earlier: How much of the facility is out of the flood zone? On google maps the place is along the Green River, but I can't tell elevation differences. It appears the stabling is situated in a bend on the river and above referred to part of the XC running alongside the river. I've not found any pertinent flood zone maps although my search has been limited. I was in Nashville for 18" of rain in 48 less than hours in 2010. While there will certainly be inconveniences with the addition of evacuees coming in or going through the area, the true risk of danger is from river flooding if they get massive amounts of rain.

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            https://www.theirishfield.ie/weg-201...-games-403111/

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            • Having been there, I would say that the facility is out of the flood zone. We had to walk down a long, steep hill to get to the lowest part of the Pony Club XC course. There are some areas that are higher than the main venue area, though. I don't think flooding will be an issue to any of the buildings, barns or arenas. However, when you enter in the main (only?) entrance, I think there was a small bridge there. I don't remember seeing a creek, but if it's a small one, there's a chance it could rise above the bridge/culvert there.

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                Originally posted by Mango20 View Post
                Having been there, I would say that the facility is out of the flood zone. We had to walk down a long, steep hill to get to the lowest part of the Pony Club XC course. There are some areas that are higher than the main venue area, though. I don't think flooding will be an issue to any of the buildings, barns or arenas. However, when you enter in the main (only?) entrance, I think there was a small bridge there. I don't remember seeing a creek, but if it's a small one, there's a chance it could rise above the bridge/culvert there.
                They were reporting that the trade fair was already flooding on Monday.

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                • I think Duffy’s horse owners have made a very wise decision. I would be very worried about any horse or person heading there as a hurricane approaches - even if they are inland.

                  Mini-golf-like course aside, I love those squirrels!

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                  • Flooding already today https://www.facebook.com/pisces.bobo...0859418565252/

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                      Agreed about the course.

                      That Bee jump....the trakehner. This is what I don't understand. Why do we need this carved skinny bee. Why cant we just have a nice natural log....not exciting enough?

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                        Originally posted by skydy View Post
                        oh boy.

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                        • Originally posted by subk View Post
                          I will repeat a question I asked earlier: How much of the facility is out of the flood zone? On google maps the place is along the Green River, but I can't tell elevation differences. It appears the stabling is situated in a bend on the river and above referred to part of the XC running alongside the river. I've not found any pertinent flood zone maps although my search has been limited. I was in Nashville for 18" of rain in 48 less than hours in 2010. While there will certainly be inconveniences with the addition of evacuees coming in or going through the area, the true risk of danger is from river flooding if they get massive amounts of rain.
                          The main facility is not in the flood plain. A river does run alongside the property and I imagine parts of XC are in the flood plain. The entrance that links to the highway is also not in the flood plain. They are calling for 6-8" of rain in Charlotte and less down by TIEC.
                          https://polknc.maps.arcgis.com/home/...6df2716ee39e5a

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                          • The course is too cutesy for my taste. Don't know why we need so much whimsy and Martha Stewart out there.

                            OTOH, if your friends go off to find the portaloo after drinking too much beer, it's easy to say/text 'I'm at the squirrel' so that you can meet up again.

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                              They should have spent more time/money elsewhere, and less on decorating the fences.

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                              • Originally posted by magnolia73 View Post

                                The main facility is not in the flood plain. A river does run alongside the property and I imagine parts of XC are in the flood plain. The entrance that links to the highway is also not in the flood plain. They are calling for 6-8" of rain in Charlotte and less down by TIEC.
                                https://polknc.maps.arcgis.com/home/...6df2716ee39e5a
                                Thank you, that's very helpful! It looks to me like it's going to be a big, wet, sloppy mess at worst--mud and standing water neither of which are particularly dangerous. Histrionics about it all are likely misplaced.

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                                • Originally posted by Jealoushe View Post
                                  Holy crap! It is definitely a CMP course. It might be better off for the horses and riders safety, for it to be shortened to arena Eventing, because of the weather. To me, those tables look dangerous. How anyone can figure out how to do those dock tables in one of the water jumps, is beyond me.

                                  Of course, I may be overly freaked out about so many jumps so close together. It just looks really confusing to me.
                                  When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!

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                                    Someone just got arrested in the endurance field.

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                                    • How are you still watching? The fei tv feed shut down

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                                        https://www.facebook.com/alhammadi8/...3336021437212/

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                                        • FEMA Flood Zone Maps - I zoomed in on the area nearest the WEG grounds that had the widest flood area. The crosshatch floodway is the waterbody channel needed to discharge the base flood. The AE Zone on this map is subject to inundation by the 1-percent-annual-chance flood event determined by detailed methods; the black squiggly lines show the water elevation of the 100-year flood, and that was determined through study by FEMA. I could map the whole of the facility, but FLOODING is different from what would happen in situation where the ground on those steeper hillsides is already saturated. I did not compare this aerial photo with the layout of the completed/current facility, so don't know what facilities this would impact, but that river would be mighty fast.
                                          Wojjie

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